Contra Costa College

2600 Mission Bell Dr, San Pablo
CA, 94806-3195
Tel: (510)235-7800
7,283 students
Public institution

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Contra Costa Community College District was established on December 14, 1948, with boundaries nearly identical to those of Contra Costa County. There are three colleges in the district: Contra Costa College (San Pablo), Los Medanos College (Pittsburgh), and Diablo Valley College (Pleasant Hill), which also operates the Center for Higher Education (San Ramon).
School Highlights:
Contra Costa College serves 7,283 students (20% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 63%.
Contra Costa College is one of 7 community colleges within Contra Costa County, CA.
The nearest community college is Berkeley City College (7.8 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Contra Costa College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 7,283 teachers has grown by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 46:1 has increased from 33:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.75 is more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
7,283 students
1,303 students
Contra Costa College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,437 students
834 students
Contra Costa College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 5,846 students
1,040 students
Contra Costa College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Contra Costa College sch enrollment Contra Costa College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Contra Costa College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
Contra Costa College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
Contra Costa College Black (2006-2012)
% White
Contra Costa College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
Contra Costa College More (2010-2012)
Contra Costa College sch ethnicity Contra Costa College sta ethnicity
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.75 0.44
Contra Costa College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,298 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 75% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,758 is less than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,298 $5,890
Contra Costa College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,758 $10,050
Contra Costa College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

The Center for Science Excellence is a special scholarship program in the Science Division at Contra Costa College that began due to a generous grant by the Army Research Office in the Department of Defense. The overall goal of the Center is to increase the number of underrepresented graduates in the physical and biological sciences, mathematics and engineering. The mission of the CCC Foundation is to perpetuate financial assets through a variety of fundraising activities in order to offer financial assistance to the college's scholarship,educational, and training programs. Since 1982 the College For Kids program at Contra Costa College has been offering educational enrichment classes during the summer for students entering grades 2 through 12. Class offerings include English, Math, Culinary Arts, Journalism, Computers, Science, Art, Drama, and Dance. Each class is taught by a qualified instructor assisted by an Instructional Aide. The Contra Costa College Skills Center web site is a useful resource for students, faculty, and staff at the college. The new machines are great internet computers and they host Skills Bank and a large collection of other computer-aided instruction programs.

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Did You Know?
For Contra Costa County, CA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,992 per year for in-state students and $10,268 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $0 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Contra Costa County, CA is 92%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Contra Costa County, CA community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.71, which is higher than the national average of 0.44. The most diverse community college in Contra Costa County, CA is Contra Costa College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.